Wednesday, January 30, 2008

my manila


i'm posting my DP theme day for the month of february earlier, "what your city is known for." i think when you say manila, you automatically conjured up the Jeepney in your mind, Jeepney is Manila's main means of public transportation and is a symbol of the Philippine culture. (Photo taken in front of Manila City Hall)
I believe that Manila can be a reflection of your state of mind. Being a city of extreme contrasts it’s easy to see how it can become an intense personal experience. Manila can be chaotic and spiritual, dirty and divine, gritty and gorgeous all at once. If you don’t find beauty and poetry here, you will never find it anywhere. ~ Carlos Celdran
P.S. I am taking a break from blogging and i dunno when I will post again (could be a week or more), but that doesn’t mean I am going to stop taking pictures of my beautiful manila. To my few regular readers thank you for your visits and comments I really appreciate it. I’ll be back I just dunno when, I’ll miss you all. To my first time visitors who miss manila or is curious about this wonderful place, please feel free to browse my archive, i have more than 200 photos in here.

please do visit these 130 cities participating:
Portland (OR), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Memphis (Tennessee), USA - Manila, Philippines - San Diego (CA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - New York City (NY), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - San Francisco (CA), USA - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - Mainz, Germany - Weston (FL), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Turin, Italy - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Bicheno, Australia - Durban, South Africa - Joplin (MO), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Brussels, Belgium - Chicago (IL), USA - Montpellier, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mazatlan, Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Toulouse, France - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Susanville (CA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Helsinki, Finland - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Lisbon, Portugal - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Trujillo, Peru - Dunedin (FL), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USAPort Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - London, UK - Baziège, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mumbai, India - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Stayton (OR), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Arradon, France - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Athens, Greece - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Jackson (MS), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Budapest, Hungary - Rotterdam, Netherlands - St Malo, FranceChandler (AZ), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cleveland (OH), USA - Nottingham, UK - Kansas City (MO), USA - The Hague, Netherlands - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Wrocław, Poland - Chateaubriant, France - Cheltenham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Monrovia (CA), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Toruń, Poland - Grenoble, France - Lisbon, Portugal - New Orleans (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Boston (MA), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Wichita (KS), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Christchurch, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Wailea (HI), USA - Aliso Viejo (CA), USA - St Francis, South Africa - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Seattle (WA), USA - Pasadena (CA), USA - Vienna, Austria - Orlando (FL), USA - Torun, Poland - Delta (CO), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Paris, France - Stavanger, Norway - Niamey, Niger - Le Guilvinec, France - Bogor, Indonesia - Saarbrücken, Germany - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Juneau (AK), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Glasgow, Scotland - Chicago (IL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Adelaide (SA), Australia

30 comments:

Sidney said...

We will certainly miss YOU and your pictures of Manila.

Come back soon !
Ingat !

g_mirage said...

'Hinahanap hanap kita Manila...ang ingay mong kaysarap sa tenga.'

For those who want to know what that means: its a popular song in the Philippines..'I'm always searching for you Manila, your noise that are good to hear...' or something like that.

Will wait fór your posts again...C u!

marley said...

These vehicles are certainly different!

Enjoy your break and come back soon. I'll use your break to go take a look at your past posts. Take care.

carlotta1924 said...

take all the break you need. sana magkita tayo sa maynila minsan dahil enjoy din ako sa lugar na yan =)

Pat said...

Definitely you'll be missed. I love your Manilla too! This is a great photo.



I would certainly appreciate your posting a condolence message in my blogs today for the wife of a good blogger friend...

Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos

Jim said...

Neat looking jeepney. Hurry back.

Olivier said...

le camion est superbe. J'espère que ta pause ne sera pas trop longue ;o) mais reviens nous rapidement avec de superbes photos
The truck is superb. I hope you will not pause too long ;o), but we come back quickly with superb photos

b.c. said...

great photo of the traffic flying by

enjoy the break from blogging, i hope you come back refreshed and with lots of pics to share with us

Clueless in boston said...

Enjoy your"vacation" from blogging. I enjoy your pictures and posts and look forward to your return.

I think many people don't appreciate their cities because they are too familiar with them.

oldmanlincoln said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am taking a break too mostly from commenting, but wanted to thank you for your visit.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

I've always enjoyed your Jeepney photos and yes, they are definitely evocative.

Enjoy the break!

jelvistar said...

Great photo, I first heard about these vehicles on the tv show "The Amazing Race".

Port Angeles Daily Photo

Zsolt said...

wow..I like these funny vehicles:)

Budapest Daily Photo

Rambling Round said...

Looks like it would be fun to ride.

Joy said...

Hey Agnes, great shot! Last time I was on one was in May 2007 - in Baguio. Not sure I would dare take one with Thom in tow :D

Ingat,
joy

zentmrs said...

Nice shot! Happy Theme Day!

Mo said...

Pusa,
I have a magnet of a jeepney at home! Great photo,I will miss your photos. Hurry back!

Kuanyin said...

I have many friends from your country in Maui, and they're always encouraging me to visit your country...whenever they return from a visit, they bring me gifts...so in a way, I've got a little bit of your country living with me. :-) Enjoy your break. I know I could use one too!

Chuck Pefley said...

Never knew what a Jeepney was before. Today's appears to have a Mercedes symbol on the front ... did they make this one or is the emblem simply a bit of social climbing? Fun looking vehicles! Thanks!!

travelphilippines said...

and my manila too.

Jackie said...

That's a great picture. I hope you have a good break, and that we see you back soon.

Ben said...

Jeepney. Yes, I've seen this a lots in TV and film.

Gwyn said...

We've only recently met yet you've made my experience with photo blogging so nice. You have such a kind spirit. I appreciate your comments. I've so enjoyed visiting your Manila blog. Take the time you need to regroup your thoughts. I will miss you friend and look forward to your future blogs. Take care!

Kim said...

Wow, that Jeepney is amazingly customized! This post and Lisbon's surprised me. For Paris, of course I think of le Metro, but I never knew this about Manila. Thank you for sharing it with us. Hope you have a good, relaxing break and come back to blogging fully charged. I hope to see some of those beautiful photos you are taking during your break. Take care dear Pusa!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Webster Twelb said...

oi..I just saw your post aboutu the museo ng maynila...any idea kung may open na job dun?hihihihih. ^_^

Kate said...

I didn't get around much on Theme Day but I still want to visit and send my regards. Great choice!!

Rosita said...

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Young Voices
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J.A.Aldeia said...

I hope you comeback soon. Stay well.

elay said...

baket..saan ka pupunta? wag mo iwan ang manila!..or at least come back ok..

yepp...the jeepney. the sight and sound of the jeepney = manila.

ladyguitarist said...

maynila maynila i keep coming back to mayniladailyphoto...

wow. we will miss you. this is my first time to leave a comment but i always browse your site..

hope good it feels to be in manila..there is so much beauty around..
i hope to do one like this site someday.. pusang maganda, you just dont know how you inspired other people.. Godbless.
till your next post..

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